ARE YOU PLANNING TO SPEND A DAY IN LA?
Are you thinking what can I possibly fit into one day? Well read on because I have the perfect tour for you to take if you have a day in Los Angeles and want to see as much as possible.
HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT TOUR
I did a lot of research to find the best tour that would suit our needs and that is when I came across the Rastabus and their “A Day in LA tours.”
There were certain sights that I really wanted to see. For example the Hollywood sign, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive and of course the Chinese theatre so any tour had to include those. I would suggest you decide what exactly you want to see and find a tour that matches those.
We were also arriving from San Francisco on the Coast Starlight and staying on Sunset Boulevard so we needed a tour that could collect us from the hotel there. If you choose a tour without the pickup it can be quite an expensive addition getting across LA depending on where in LA you are staying.
Although we were only spending a few days in LA we certainly plan to visit again and we will stay for longer – inspiration from reading posts such as the ultimate road trip round the South West of the US will soon have us booking flights again! However on this occasion we really wanted to fit in what we could.
The Rastabus tour certainly ticked all the boxes for us so I booked!
Our first day in Los Angeles was spent on the Rastabus and I can’t recommend it enough! You see a lot in a day and it really gives a great first flavour of LA! Our driver/guide for the day was absolutely awesome and we had a really fun day out. So what did we do?
Well…..here we go….a day in Los Angeles on the rastabus!
OUR DAY IN LA ON THE RASTABUS
FIRST STOP – VENICE BEACH
SECOND STOP – BEVERLEY HILLS AND RODEO DRIVE
It was amazing to see Beverley Hills and Rodeo Drive. It smelt of money money money with the flashy cars and exclusive boutiques. Again it is one of those familiar places from movies (remember Beverley Hills cop!!) and we even saw the shop that snubbed Julia Roberts’ character in Pretty Woman!
THIRD STOP – FARMER’S MARKET
We loved the stop at the Farmer’s Market and just checking out the food stalls was great fun. Deciding what we were all going to eat was interesting and we all bought from different places! I had to have a hot dog from Fritzi Dog and the Brussel Tots!
I recommend checking out the various options before you go as there is so much to choose from!
FOURTH STOP – GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY AND THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN
FIFTH STOP – THE CHINESE THEATRE
How to book the rastabus?
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